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Most Advanced Public Education: 2,082ndMost Pacifist: 2,124thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,143rd
The Most Serene Republic of
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Balkvla Islands

Population7.147 billion

CapitalNimbasa City

Currencyhito
Animalhorse

The Most Serene Republic of Balkvla Islands is a colossal, cultured nation, notable for its smutty television, daily referendums, and absence of drug laws. The compassionate, democratic, cheerful population of 7.147 billion Balkvla Islandsians are free to do what they want with their own bodies, and vote for whomever they like in elections; if they go into business, however, they are regulated to within an inch of their lives.

The enormous, socially-minded, outspoken government prioritizes Education, with Environment, Welfare, and Healthcare also on the agenda, while Spirituality and Defense are ignored. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Nimbasa City. The average income tax rate is 95.3%.

The frighteningly efficient Balkvla Islandsian economy, worth 924 trillion hitoes a year, is highly specialized and led by the Tourism industry, with major contributions from Information Technology and Book Publishing. State-owned companies are common. Average income is an impressive 129,352 hitoes, and distributed extremely evenly, with practically no difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Captains must wait until all rats are safe before jumping ship, dynamite sales and concert audiences are booming, lifelong celibates are surprised to receive government-issue condoms in the post, and five-year-olds who refuse to line up on command get gold stars. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown. Balkvla Islands's national animal is the horse, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests.

Balkvla Islands is ranked 190,635th in the world and 315th in Democratic Socialist Assembly for Largest Trout Fishing Sector, scoring -7.32 on the Nemo Depletion Efficiency Index.

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Most Pacifist: 2,124thLargest Welfare Programs: 2,143rdMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 2,360thNicest Citizens: 2,499thMost Compassionate Citizens: 2,531stMost Advanced Public Transport: 2,576thMost Influential: 2,788thMost Inclusive: 3,142ndMost Cheerful Citizens: 3,211thMost Extensive Public Healthcare: 3,640thMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 3,741stLongest Average Lifespans: 3,845thMost Beautiful Environments: 3,849thBest Weather: 3,859thMost Developed: 3,951stMost Cultured: 3,974thLeast Corrupt Governments: 3,990thHealthiest Citizens: 4,113thHighest Average Tax Rates: 4,485thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 5,654thSmartest Citizens: 5,821stHighest Poor Incomes: 6,355thHighest Foreign Aid Spending: 6,451stLowest Crime Rates: 6,742ndLargest Governments: 7,207thTop
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Nudest: 11,565thLargest Publishing Industry: 11,749thMost Scientifically Advanced: 12,039thMost Income Equality: 13,357thMost Subsidized Industry: 14,109thMost Secular: 14,173rdSafest: 15,051stLargest Information Technology Sector: 15,427thMost Stationary: 16,399thMost Efficient Economies: 16,729thHighest Economic Output: 18,207thHighest Average Incomes: 18,975thMost Politically Free: 20,760th
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Most Influential: 21st in the regionMost Stationary: 22nd in the regionMost Eco-Friendly Governments: 22nd in the regionMost Advanced Public Transport: 22nd in the regionBest Weather: 25th in the regionLargest Welfare Programs: 25th in the regionMost Pacifist: 26th in the regionMost Cheerful Citizens: 26th in the regionMost Advanced Public Education: 26th in the regionMost Popular Tourist Destinations: 28th in the regionNicest Citizens: 30th in the regionHealthiest Citizens: 30th in the regionMost Beautiful Environments: 30th in the regionLongest Average Lifespans: 30th in the regionLowest Crime Rates: 32nd in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 32nd in the regionMost Cultured: 33rd in the regionMost Inclusive: 34th in the regionMost Developed: 34th in the regionMost Compassionate Citizens: 34th in the regionHighest Average Tax Rates: 36th in the region

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